Valentine’s Day was made for people like me.. hopeless romantics that see the world through rose-colored glasses. I love surrounding myself with pretty things, and Valentine’s day is just one big, fat excuse for filling the house with flowers, heart-shaped pillows and and other pretty things. I collect flowers from our farm and dry them for use year round. Here I’ve combined Gay Feather wildflowers with purchased dried lavender. The heart-shaped pillow is actually an antique pin cushion that once belonged to my grandmother. The first order of business when I inherited it was to extract the pins hidden in the middle of the pillow. (Can you say ‘ouch’?) The basket is a vintage sewing basket that I have re-purposed.
Not only do I love flowers and frilly things, but I also love vintage silver. It’s beautiful in shape and patina. Here I displayed a few pieces in an antique cream pitcher with a Valentine Day’s heart pillow I made years ago. I made them for a craft sale, they didn’t sell, and so I kept them. Now I am so happy they didn’t sell, because I love having them.
Valentine’s day also makes me think of sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch, wrapped in a quilt, enjoying all of the walkers go by in my new historic neighborhood. They are very friendly and seem happy to be taking a stroll through such a pretty neighborhood.
When I think of Valentine’s Day I also think of my mother and father-in-law. They were devoted to each other, in a touching way I rarely see any more. Below the silhouette is one of them as a young couple. She had very thick wavy hair as you can see.
This Valentine’s Day I sure hope you slow down long enough to enjoy your loved ones. Have a cup of tea in a pretty cup, take a long soak in lavender scented bath, read an engaging book, enjoy rocking on your front porch. I’ll be thinking of you while I enjoy some special time on my front porch.
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